How can we prevent the next ‘Jihadi John’?


The Islamic State fighter who first appeared in the video of the beheading of journalist James Foley last August was formerly known only as ‘Jihadi John’, but Thursday he was revealed to be Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen.

Mr. Emwazi’s transition from angry teen to militant was a series of missed opportunities. Then, years of conflict and frustration with the British security services pushed him to act on his radicalism and leave Britain to join IS.

Emwazi was born in Kuwait but when he was 6 years old his family moved to Queens Park, a middle-class area of London. During his childhood, Emwazi underwent treatment for anger issues, according to the Times of London. One of his neighbors reported hearing loud arguments come from the family’s home. READ MORE.